Major Lazer: ‘We need to teach kids how to do drugs’

Major Lazer have called for young people to be taught “how to do drugs [safely]” following two drug-related deaths at a New York music festival. Diplo and Jillionaire blamed America’s “conservative culture” for the Electric Zoo tragedy, criticising the media’s emphasis on the role of electronic dance music (EDM). “It’s going to sound weird but…

Testicle size may indicate men’s childcare aptitude, suggests US study

Men’s aptitude for childcare may be reflected in the size of their testes, according to a study by US scientists. Researchers found that men with smaller testes were more likely to take charge of children’s bath-time, visits to the doctor, night-time comforting, and other parenting jobs than others who have larger testicles. The same story…

Why Mumsnet and social media are important new forums for feminism

Where should a 20-something feminist go when faced with a online barrage of rape and death threats? Unsurprisingly, Laura Bates turned to an anonymous talkboard to ask for help soon after she founded the Everyday Sexism Project 18 months ago. Less predictably, perhaps, the childless campaigner chose to do so on parenting website Mumsnet. Within hours, Bates had almost…

Are timeouts messing up your kids?

Timeouts won’t harm your kids if you’re doing them right and have created a richly positive environment for your child. They are based on the premise that kids should be raised in environments that are rich with “time-ins”. Here’s an excerpt: Some psychologists do believe that if you practice good “positive discipline” techniques, by stating…